Mental health

Mental health services hearing more concerns over economic fallout

FARMINGTON – Since the coronavirus-induced state closures in early March, practitioners in San Juan County – already working to expand mental health services – have seen an uptick in anxiety and...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 20 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Local Native American poet talks trauma on national podcast

Tanaya Winder, an award-winning poet raised on the Southern Ute reservation, offered ways to nurture self-love in turbulent times during a new podcast by the American Indian Graduate Center. The...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner says 3 people died by suicide this week in La Plata County

Three suicides were reported this week in La Plata County, Coroner Jann Smith said. On Wednesday night, authorities responded to an apartment complex on Florida Road for a 16-year-old Durango boy...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies from gunshot wound south of Durango

A 37-year-old La Plata County man was found dead Monday south of Durango from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith said authorities were called to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shutdown causes hardships, but also silver linings, for Durango families

The novel coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every facet of daily life, and no more so than for families who have had to adapt to life without the regular routines of school, sports and other...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango native found dead near Rotary Park

A 69-year-old Durango native was found dead Tuesday night near Rotary Park. Francisco Lopez appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to authorities. Durango Police...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Without schools, how are students accessing counseling?

As public schools and colleges move to remote learning to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, students and counselors are faced with a new challenge: How do students access school-based...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Durango mental health professionals share insight into coping with COVID-19

It has been more than two weeks since Gov. Jared Polis announced the first COVID-19 case in Colorado, and nearly two months since Washington state reported its first case. If time since then has...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

March brings food, rodeo and women’s history to the Pine River Valley

Communities in the Pine River Valley – from Vallecito to Ignacio – have a host of happenings this month, including a junior rodeo, events around Women’s History Month and several food-centric...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield parents find new ways to address teen depression

Parents gathered last week at a Bayfield High School Conversation Cafe to learn how to spot signs of depression in their teenage kids – and how to reach out with success. In Colorado and around the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Axis Health System CEO Bern Heath to retire

Axis Health System CEO Bern Heath will retire in January after leading the organization for almost 20 years and growing services to reach thousands of residents. The Axis board selected Chief...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lieutenant governor attends mental health listening session

A wide range of stakeholders gathered at the Montezuma-Cortez High School library late Friday afternoon to talk about mental health needs. The event was hosted by the Keystone Policy Center’s...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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